Today the poems are a Thank you and ...
and my poem about living in Vancouver as a young girl.
VANCOUVER! VANCOUVER! Apollinaire's mauve
poems lying in the rain on Robson Street
puddles on cloudy days
cement in the sun
a liquid magical land of plastic
crowds lined up for the Circus
the beggers on the street outside
the city of tinsel for tourists
OH VANCOUVER! i paint you gray
the smog covered alley where an artist sells
whatever he may consider art for a trifle
lies in every glazed eye
shoes on every foot
no longer roams the peacefull piper
with the curling mane
along this pitiful and ugly street
Living alone downtown Vancouver as a young child a kind artist took me in while I tried to mend a broken heart that would remain in pieces forever. Apollinaire is a great poet and I had a book of his poems on mauve paper which I dropped in the rain.
To those of you who will probably never read this a thank you poem
through the hours of my uneasy
you waded assured and
you gave talk when my
overran itself and my
you gave action and full
when time and life became unbearable
in their tortures of distortions
but most of all you gave to me
love when my world threw
against it's walls.
Poem for the people who helped me or took me in as a child, there was someone there to catch me falling as a child or to mend the broken pieces of me. It was a "wish poem" of a dream to speak into existence.
Bus Number I
should be imprisioned for life
Chinese New Year
fat mouth complains
standing in my seat
the mailmain even had
a contagious red beard
i danced on his boot
his laugh was molecular
nerve endings have short circuits
i dreamed i lived in a flower
yes and you were there too.
(my thoughts on taking the bus in Vancouver when it broke down when I was a teenager and I was not happy about the bus breaking down so I wrote a poem in my journal)
©poems by Nora Flower
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